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Nile blue

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noun
pale greenish blue.
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Origin of Nile blue

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for Nile blue

Nile blue

noun
  1. a pale greenish-blue colour
  2. (as adjective)a Nile-blue carpet
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